Cycling's governing body is joining forces with the World Anti-Doping Agency in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Czech rider Roman Kreuziger was cleared of doping violations by his national Olympic committee. The UCI and WADA say they are appealing with a request ''that consideration be given to a sanction for Kreuziger.'' The Czech Olympic Committee ruled last month that anomalies in Kreuziger's biological passport dating to 2011-12 did not break any limits.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 12:16 pm

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme, delivers his speech during the presentation of the Tour de France 2015 cycling race, in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Starting in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4 2015, the 102th Tour ends 22 days later, as is traditional, on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) -- The punishing hairpin climb to the Alpe d'Huez ski station high in the French Alps will provide the dramatic climax for the 2015 Tour de France, before cycling's showcase race sweeps into Paris for its traditional finish in front of cheering crowds on the Champs-Elysees.

Posted: October 22, 2014, 1:40 pm
(Adds Nibali quotes) By Julien Pretot PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial -- Tour de France organisers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will heavily favour the climbers. The Tour will climax with a nervous, demanding penultimate stage finishing at l'Alpe d'Huez with the race winner likely emerging from a nerve-wracking three-week dogfight. ...
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:19 pm
PARIS (AP) -- The 21 stages of the 2015 Tour de France announced Wednesday by Tour organizers:
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:04 am
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- The governing body of cycling will ask its license commission to review the Astana team's status after a series of doping cases.
Posted: October 16, 2014, 4:14 pm

Astana rider Maxim Iglinskiy of Kazakhstan cycles up the Col du Galibier during the 18th stage from Pinerolo to Galibier Serre-Chevalier at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

PARIS (Reuters) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) has officially asked the license commission to review the Astana team's world Tour (elite) status after the Kazakh outfit was hit by a third positive doping test this year. "The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) will ask the License Commission to undertake a full review of the management and anti-doping policies of the Astana Pro Team," the UCI said in a statement on Thursday. ...

Posted: October 16, 2014, 3:57 pm
BEIJING (AP) -- Former world champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium won the Tour of Beijing by three seconds over Dan Martin of Ireland on Tuesday.
Posted: October 14, 2014, 12:46 pm
Oct 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Final Classification from Tour of Beijing on Tuesday 1. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium / BMC Racing) 17:59:57" 2. Daniel Martin (Ireland / Garmin) +3" 3. Esteban Chaves (Colombia / Orica) +9" 4. Rui Costa (Portugal / Lampre) +11" 5. Sergey Chernetsky (Russia / Katusha) +23" 6. Warren Barguil (France / Giant) 7. Julian Arredondo (Colombia / Trek) 8. Rinaldo Nocentini (Italy / AG2R) 9. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 10. Mickael Cherel (France / AG2R) +26" 11. Pieter Serry (Belgium / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 12. David Lopez (Spain / Team Sky) 13. ...
Posted: October 14, 2014, 9:29 am
Oct 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Tour of Beijing (Beijing - Beijing, 117 km) on Tuesday 1. Sacha Modolo (Italy / Lampre) 2:40:10" 2. Greg Henderson (New Zealand / Lotto) ST 3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway / Team Sky) 4. Tyler Farrar (U.S. / Garmin) 5. Moreno Hofland (Netherlands / Belkin) 6. Luka Mezgec (Slovenia / Giant) 7. Davide Appollonio (Italy / AG2R) 8. Ben Swift (Britain / Team Sky) 9. Caleb Ewan (Australia / Orica) 10. Enrique Sanz (Spain / Movistar) 11. Nikolas Maes (Belgium / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 12. Ruediger Selig (Germany / Katusha) 13. ...
Posted: October 14, 2014, 9:29 am
PARIS (AP) -- According to Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team, Russian billionaire Oleg Tinkov's 1 million euro challenge is no ''joke'' and will help develop the sport's popularity.
Posted: October 13, 2014, 3:59 pm

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